Responding to a Conservative announcement on Ofsted, Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, said “The Conservatives have failed teachers, parents and pupils over the last nine years, creating a system that measures the poverty they’ve inflicted, not performance.
“Ofsted is not fit for purpose. It has created a culture of fear among teachers, driven thousands from the profession, and fails to give parents meaningful information about their children’s school.
“Labour will replace Ofsted with a system that empowers parents and teachers, while protecting pupils, ensuring expertise at the heart of every inspection. We’ll ensure that parents receive more information about their child’s school than just a single grade and that teachers are supported to get on with providing all children a high quality education.”